There are a lot of uses of a lightweight tarp in your home or outdoors. In fact, it has been one of the most purchased commodities by homeowners, and at low cost at that as well. Although various types of tarps are made out of various kinds of materials as well, the best kind are the lightweight ones such as the poly tarp.
So basically, a lightweight tarp is made out of poly material, which means that they are synthetic, making them water resistant and very durable as like camping tents. One could use a tarp for covering up the sand box of your kids, covering up a strip of land so your kids can play on them, and more. It’s could also be used for a lightweight backpacking tarp when you choose to bring it with you during a camping or trekking with all your camping supplies.
To make up your mind on how you see tarps, here are some pros and cons of its existence:
Advantages of Tarps:
- Tarps with lightweight tarp poles could be used as a temporary roof above your heads in place of a canopy when you are doing something outdoors. You wouldn’t have to stand under the heat of the sun.
- You could use it as a lightweight tarp shelter if you want to protect your things from rain, direct heat of the sun, or other elements.
- You can use it to cover up your car to keep it from getting soiled when in park.
- If you need a protection for your wood in the stove during rainy days and during the winter, you can use a tarp as a cover so it wouldn’t get soaked in. You can save all your wood and use it for heat.
- If you happen to be repainting or remodeling your home, you can use these tarps to cover floors, make a cushion for your furniture edges, and cover up your things when moving.
- If you are cleaning and tidying up your yard, you can use the tarp to place all the stuff you have in and move it around easier in one lift. You wouldn’t have to carry them one by one so you could transfer them someplace else.
Disadvantages of Tarps:
- A lightweight tarp is commonly made of synthetic, poly material, which means that when you dispose them they do not rot. If disposed of incorrectly, you will be polluting the soil. And if you burn it, you will be polluting the air and destroying the ozone layer.
- Even though how durable a tap may be, it still has its limits. Once it breaks, you will less likely be able to put it back together again without compromising its durability. It’s difficult to put it back together again as well.
So pretty much, those are the benefits and downfalls of having a tarp at home. You can think of more things to put your tarp in good use. What matters is that you dispose of it properly without giving harm to the environment in the process.